The Terminal Man

The Terminal Man

Book - 2014
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From the bestselling author of Jurassic Park , Timeline , and Sphere comes a neurological thriller about the dangers of cutting-edge medical experimentation.

Harry Benson suffers from violent seizures. So violent that he often blackouts when they take hold. Shortly after severely beating two men during an episode, the police escort Benson to a Los Angeles hospital for treatment. There, Dr. Roger McPherson, head of the prestigious Neuropsychiatric Research Unit, is convinced he can cure Benson with an experimental procedure that would place electrodes deep in his brain's pleasure centers, effectively short-circuiting Harry's seizures with pulses of bliss. The surgery is successful, but while Benson is in recovery, he discovers how to trigger the pulses himself. To make matters worse his violent impulses have only grown, and he soon escapes the hospital with a deadly agenda. . .
Publisher: Random House Inc 2014
Edition: Reprint
ISBN: 9780804171298


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Jul 23, 2015

It was an entertaining read, but it falls short to other of Crichton novels.

Characteristic to Crichton's novels (The Andromeda Strain and Next come to mind) the conflict and shocking turn of events culminate in a drastically flat ending. However, the thrill in this novel is not quite the edge-of-my-seat feeling I've come to know and love from Crichton and fails to build to that halt of an ending.

Nov 19, 2012

I thought this book was excellent. Well-paced, well-researched, great plot, and then it got to the end and it undid in the last 2 or 3 pages all of great work done before. I'm still shaking my head at how it almost felt like the author said to someone "okay, I'm tired, just write whatever to finish the book"

Feb 18, 2011

The Terminal Man ---- by Michael Crichton c - 1972. ---- Thriller! ---- A good read! ---- Enjoy! ---- RichardPaul


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Feb 18, 2011

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